Blepharoplasty in Toronto and Whitby
Improve the appearance of aged and tired-looking eyes
At Avenue Plastic Surgery, Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy offer eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, to improve the appearance of aged and tired-looking eyes.
Through upper, lower or both upper and lower blepharoplasty, you can achieve a refreshed, open-eyed and healthy appearance. Your plastic surgeon will meet with you in person so that you can share what concerns you about your appearance, then undergo an assessment to learn whether this approach may be right for you. Many of our facelift patients also choose to rejuvenate the eye area with a blepharoplasty when they have their other facial surgery.
When you choose to undergo Toronto blepharoplasty, you may address several issues including:
- Wrinkles under the eyes – when the delicate skin under your eyes lose elastin and collagen due to aging, our natural eye movements such as squinting and blinking can cause fine lines and wrinkles
- Puffy under eye bags – diminished skin elasticity and the protrusion of underlying fat of the lower lid can negatively affect the eye’s support structures, leading to the appearance of baggy and fatigued eyes
- Sunken eyes – lower eyelids can lose support as the facial fat from the cheeks migrate downwards due to aging. This causes the eyes to look excessively hollow or sunken
- Lax skin on the upper eyelids – upper eyelids can begin to droop as the soft tissue weakens with age and this can lead to the obstruction of vision and squinted appearance
How does a Toronto blepharoplasty work?
We achieve improved eyelid appearance through a number of different, customizable methods. The best technique to help you reach your goals will depend on your in-person assessment with your plastic surgeon. Typically, small incisions just inside the lower eyelid can remove excess pockets of fat without leaving any external scarring. The lower eyelid blepharoplasty can achieve remarkable changes for a person’s appearance without leaving visible scarring or obvious signs of surgery. This transconjunctival approach is appropriate for younger patients and those with good skin tone and minimal sagging. In some cases, this approach can be combined with laser or chemical treatment to tighten and firm the surrounding skin.
Upper eyelids will allow for a small ellipse of skin to be removed in the crease of the eyelid, tightening it, and the incision will naturally hide in that crease.
Lower eyelid lift surgery as a type of blepharoplasty
A blepharoplasty surgery can be performed as a lower eyelid lift to treat deterioration, deflation and descent of the soft tissue underneath the eyes. Once under anaesthesia, the plastic surgeon creates a small incision on the lower eyelid skin directly underneath the eyelashes to remove the troublesome fat pads and excess skin that are contributing to baggy, tired eyes. The amount of fat and skin that are removed from the lower eyelids are carefully planned to avoid overcorrection. The incision eventually blends with the lash line to be indistinguishable.
What should you expect after a blepharoplasty?
Immediately following your blepharoplasty surgery, we apply an ointment to your eyes to promote healing and give directions for you to apply soothing drops. Cool compresses can be applied as needed and your surgeon will instruct you about activities to avoid for a time. During your initial recovery period, you should expect some swelling, bruising as well as blurred vision. The recovery period typically lasts 7-10 days.
What are the associated risks with blepharoplasty?
Similar to other cosmetic surgeries, there are risks and potential complications associated with a blepharoplasty. During your initial consultation with our enhancement team, we will review the considerations you need to know during the planning of your procedure.
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